Bryson DeChambeau is making no secret of it that he plans to make a lot of noise at this week’s Masters.
The US Open champion played a practice round a few weeks ago at Augusta National and another on Monday as players arrived for golf’s biggest week.
And it’s fair to say his approach will once again take centre stage in the golfing world over the next couple of days.
The big hitter has been lightning up the game since golf’s restart in June with his aggressive and monster-hitting style of play, with many suggesting he is out of line and competing against the spirit of the game.
But, the American is ready to go for back-to-back Major triumphs and could really embed himself as the new force in golf should he succeed on Sunday.
‘It’s been fun taking some unique lines, for sure,’ DeChambeau said after his quick hit-out on Monday.
”I’ve had to relearn the golf course. There are just so many holes that play so differently for me.’
DeChambeau’s playing adjustment and severe physical bulking have been making all the noise in the lead-up to this week and he openly admits to wanting to overpower the course, similar to what he did at Winged Foot.
‘Hitting pitching wedge into 13 today, which was kind of fun,’ he joked.
‘I asked Tiger what he hit into 11 back in 1997 and he said pitching wedge and I hit the same thing today.’
The 27-year-old also recently added a new driver to his golf bag and his power abilities – with a 45-inch shaft and three-and-a-half degree loft.
DeChambeau is hoping to test-drive the new driver before Thursday’s action gets under way.